Director of Community Engagement and Academy Giving for Great Hearts Prairie View

Great Hearts Texas
February 26, 2024
Fort Worth, Texas
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About Great Hearts Texas: Great Hearts Texas is a network of tuition-free, public schools dedicated to improving education in Texas. A Great Hearts education prepares students to be more than just proficient test takers, but rather, to become great-hearted leaders capable of success throughout their higher education and professional careers. With a curriculum built upon a classical liberal arts tradition and a revolutionary approach to school itself, Great Hearts Texas cultivates the hearts and minds of students in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Purpose:  The Director of Community Engagement and Academy Giving is responsible for building and maintaining relationships throughout the campus to drive financial support for the school through Community Investment campaigns. As a public charter school network, Great Hearts Texas receives most of its funding from state and federal governments. Community Investment funds provide additional funding to enable our academies to deliver an exceptional education. The Director of Community Engagement and Academy Giving is a key team member charged with telling this story and driving annual financial support from families to support schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of both predetermined development strategies and applying creative experiences to new strategies
  • Cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from academy families and faculty
  • Successful completion of annual Community Investment campaigns, reaching and exceeding fundraising and donor stewardship goals
  • Support of academy-based Capital Campaigns, as needed
  • Central liaison to Headmaster for all campus fundraising activities
  • Promote Community Investment in visible ways at a variety of campus events to drive Community Investment donations
  • Produce academy-level communications (email newsletters and social media)
  • Data entry for all donations
  • Work in partnership with the Parent Service Organization (PSO) volunteers to build awareness of Community Investment donations and the role that Community Investment has in supporting the operational needs of Great Hearts Prairie View
  • Maintain current information on fund development practices and procedures and develop processes and procedures as needed
  • Serve as a key public representative for the organization; including cultivating relationships with faculty, parents, community members, prospective donors, and volunteers in order to effectively communicate the mission and build a strong reputation for Great Hearts
  • Required to attend biweekly meetings to contribute to Great Hearts Texas’ district-level goals, build collaboration with other Great Hearts Texas’ Directors of Community Engagement and Academy Giving, and participate in reviews of academy-level fundraising metrics

Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. A minimum of 2 – 3 years of success in a related role (fundraising, sales, or marketing) required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem-solving and presentation skills
  • Outgoing, relationship-oriented personality with the highest degree of personal integrity
  • Proven in taking initiative, prioritizing projects and workflow, and working independently
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting
  • Skilled at developing positive, trusting and professional relationships with team members and Great Hearts Prairie View families
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times
  • Commitment to the mission of Great Hearts Texas and our excellent classical education
  • Pass mandatory background screening
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset.
  • CFRE is an asset.

Computer Skills:  Strong proficiency with computer skills including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Drive (Docs/Sheets/Slides) and donor databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Classy is beneficial. Experience utilizing email marketing tools and managing social media outlets is strongly preferred.

Travel Requirements: May need to travel locally to meet with academy families and attend school activities.

Physical Functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 15 pounds approximately.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to

Subject Line should read: Resume-Great Hearts Prairie View Director of Community Engagement

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